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  • Ratboy

  • Of Boys and Men

  • Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

  • Phantom Punch

  • Odd Jobs

  • Book of Love

  • Joseph's Gift

  • Eddie Murphy: Raw

  • B.A.P.S.

  • The Meteor Man

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Robert Townsend Movies

  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
  • Born: Feb 6, 1957
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Biography: After seriously pursuing a baseball career, African American actor/writer/director Robert Townsend decided upon a life in show business. An alumnus of Illinois State University and Hunter College, Townsend worked as a stand-up comic, and with such... Continued
Movie Role(s) Year
Taxman 1999
B.A.P.S. Director 1997
The Meteor Man Jefferson Reed / Director / Producer / Screenwriter 1993
The Five Heartbeats Duck / Director / Producer / Screenwriter 1991
The Mighty Quinn Maubee 1989
Eddie Murphy: Raw Director / Screenwriter 1987
Hollywood Shuffle Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Sam Ace / Speed / Director / Producer / Screenwriter 1987
Ratboy Manny 1986
Odd Jobs Dwight 1986
A Soldier's Story Cpl. Ellis / Cpl. Ellis 1984
Streets of Fire Lester 1984
Cooley High Uncredited / Uncredited 1975
American Flyers Jerome
Of Boys and Men Holden Cole / Producer
Phantom Punch Director / Executive Producer
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Director / Producer
Joseph's Gift
Black Listed Alan Chambers / Director / Screenwriter
Mercenary 2
That's Adequate
Willie and Phil
Book of Love